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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dreamingincolor at SNAP! Conference 2013 {Part 1}

SNAP! Conference 2013 was a journey of inspiring events and creative people. It was the first time for me visiting Utah and participating in this event. A place filled with craftiness. From the moment I laid my eyes upon those beautiful mountains that would surround me throughout the week, I knew I was in a special place.

This conference was a little different than Haven. I arrived on Wednesday and departed on Sunday. It was a long week. But like Haven, My mind is on overload from all the classes I attended and the talks to 3am with so many amazing women!

And the swag was fantastic! I had so much stuff I had to switch bags and put my clothes in a duffle so I can use my suitcase to stuff  all this goodness and take it home. The sponsors outdid themselves! More on this in another post. Too much to put here!

My roommates and I created a door for a contest. It was hard to take the picture because it was on an angle. There is a plane pulling our blog headers, a spring fence with paper flowers and a mailbox for everyone to place their business cards in. We didn't win but it did made the news!

I designed my business cards and I came home with tons of cards of blogs to check out. I also got cards of vendors to contact.

Thanksgiving Point was a beautiful complex that had hotels, a museum, restaurants, a home decor store, petting zoo, show barn and more. Such a great place to hold a conference.

The classes were great and informative. So many, ranging from Google+ , SEO, Branding your Blog, Object photography to Upholstery Etc. So much to choose from.

There were guest speakers at delicious dinners. The big events were held in the Show Barn.

And there were guests at our table that were more than interesting.

Fun parties like a pajama party and craft night, Queen Bee Market and DJ dance with glow lights and photo booth!

Tauni, the conference organizer, worked so hard to make us enjoy ourselves. All the details were so special, from the colored paper straws to put in our milk, to the blinking light rings on our finger. Each a memory to take with us.

I have to say, as exhausted as I was, it was hard to leave all these new found friends I had enjoyed all week. The apprehension I had felt in the beginning quickly faded when these new bonds were formed.

The laughter that will never be forgotten and the friendships that will last a lifetime!

And the beauty that I will carry with me and keep, till I return again! 

I hope you enjoyed part one of my recap. Wait till you hear what I came home with!! (In my next post) Didn't want to make this any longer! I do want you to come back lol!


Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said...

It was such a wonderful time! I had a blast. xoxo

Laurie said...

Oh, it looks like fun and I'm sure it was very valuable for blogging/business, too! I recognize Lisa Leonard in one photo -- you got to meet some stars, huh?!

Unknown said...

I'm glad you had so much fun Deneen. I'd love to be able to get to a blogger's conference sometime as I still have so much to learn. Was SNAP primarily home decor type bloggers? I'll look forward to hearing more about your time. Blessings, Patti

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Great post, Deneen!! I'm still recovering from all the fun but counting down to going back next year! :)

Finding Home said...

It was so great to see you again! Hoping I see you at Haven too! Take care, Laura

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Deneen,
I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful time. Sure wish I could have been there.


Unknown said...

It was so good to meet you too! Loved loved loved your door!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

It was so great to be able to spend so much time with you! Great wrap up!

Katie said...

It was nice seeing you again! I definitely agree that this was WAY different than Haven (but in a good way)! See you in Atlanta in August?

Unknown said...

SO glad you had such a great trip! Utah is indeed gorgeous. Been there a few times. Always breathtaking.

Donna@AllthingsMing said...

looks like you had a blast !!you look fantastic in your pictures1 Looking forward to seeing what other goodies you have to show us !

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness, what fun, can't wait to hear more. Did they discuss Google reader going away in July? We have to figure out what to do! How will we follow people, how will they follow us? Some people will be on Bloglovin, some on Google +, I hate loose blogs I follow


Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Carol, I am doing bloglovin. Just hard when here is change.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Glad you had a wonderful time. It looks like so much fun!

Tauni said...

D - It was lovely to see you! Thank you so much for making the trip out to Utah.

I am so glad that you had a good time. Hope you will be back next year!


Little Miss Maggie said...

That sounds like one fun weekend. Glad you had such a good time.